Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. — Reuters Photo

I enjoyed being away from the limelight: Karisma Kapoor

The Saifeena wedding has been creating a lot of buzz. Speculation is rife that D-Day will be around October 16 or 17. Both the Kapoor and Khan khandaans are excited for the couple.

Bebo's sis Karisma Kapoor told TOI while in the city recently, "The family is very excited and waiting for the moment when they will tie the knot." When asked about the wedding date, she added, "I have left it to them to decide their wedding date and then announce it officially. I think that will be the right thing to do."

Karisma made her comeback on the silver screen with Dangerous Ishhq, which unfortunately didn't do too well at the BO. The actress is unperturbed and maintains that for her family comes before anything else.

"I have a very strong bond with my kids — Samaira and Kiaan. They will always be my priority. That is why I took a long break and was not in the limelight for so many years," she said. And she admits that she didn't really miss the arc lights.

— Reuters Photo

"Even though I wasn't working, I thoroughly enjoyed being away from all of it. Now that my kids are a little older and go to school, I get more time for myself now. But they will still be my life," she said, adding, "Which is why I am rushing back to Mumbai because I want to see them!"

The pretty actress also spoke about the city and her connection with it. "I have a sentimental connection with the city because my grandfather spent some of his moments here. So do my uncle and dad," she said. On the topic of family, we asked her about her cousin Armaan Jain. "With Saif launching him, it's all in the family. I am really excited and am rooting for him. We are looking forward to seeing his performance on screen," she said.

Manish Malhotra on Kareena's wedding dress

After Sharmila Tagore, Manish Malhotra has spilled the beans regarding Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's wedding. The fashion designer, who has confirmed that he is designing the actress' attire, says he will stick to the bride's simple, yet elegant taste.

Kareena Kapoor. — Reuters Photo

Asked if he is designing Kareena's wedding dress, Manish confirmed it, saying: "That's right! You ask her the details. But yes, it's mid-October, everyone knows this now."

Kareena to be Kareena Kapoor Khan post marriage

Kareena Kapoor is sure her superstardom will remain intact even after marriage, no matter how many films she does or declines. Her reasoning for believing this is simple. Says Bebo, "Saif doesn't want me to change anything about myself, including my name, after marriage." Post marriage I will be Kareena Kapoor Khan. That means I have the privilege of having two of the most powerful surnames in Bollywood attached to my name."

Her eyes twinkling with mischief she adds, "My signature will have a triple K — KKK." It is a well-known fact that K is an alphabet that many in showbiz consider auspicious; especially Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor.

Kareena mum over wedding date, converting to Islam

Kareena Kapoor is reportedly tying the knot with Saif Ali Khan Oct 16, but the actress is not confirming it and has also refused to answer a question whether she would be converting to Islam after marriage.

However, Saif's mom, actress Sharmila Tagore has confirmed that the two are getting married Oct 16, according to media reports. But Kareena is tight-lipped about it.

"You all know everything, then why are you asking," Kareena said to reporters during the promotion of Heroine here Wednesday.

Asked why was she holding back her wedding date, she said that the "only thing is that we have not decided where it will be and when it will be. So, whenever we will decide, we shall talk."

Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan (L) and Kareena Kapoor pose for a photograph during the "GQ Men of the Year 2009" awards in Mumbai , 2009. — Reuters Photo

Sharmila Tagore had converted to Islam when she married cricketer Mansur Ali Pataudi, donning the name Ayesha Begum.

When asked whether she will convert into Islam post her marriage, the 32-year-old Kareena said: "That's a very wrong question, which I will not be answering."

She also refused to elaborate on her wedding plans. "No I can't. I am so sorry. (But) This is not a press conference about my wedding." But she confirmed that she will wear red as "red is my favourite colour and you all will see me in a red sari."

Media reports claim that on her wedding day Kareena will wear Sharmila Tagore's bridal sharara and for other ceremonies she has zeroed on Manish Malhotra's creations.

Sharmila distributes wedding cards, Kareena mum on wedding

Actress Kareena Kapoor performs during the filming of the Bollywood production ''Kambakht Ishq'' in Venice October 10, 2008. — Reuters Photo

Despite a strong buzz that Saif's mother Sharmila has been sending out invites for the impending wedding of her son, actress Kareena Kapoor still remains tight-lipped on the issue.

Sharmila Tagore had recently indicated at an event that Saif and Kareena's marriage will take place in October (16 or 17) and there have been whispers that she has also started distributing the wedding cards.

Updated Sep 17, 2012 05:05am

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Comments (8) (Closed)


Ramesh C Manghirmalani
Sep 18, 2012 12:01am
Are Muslim so insure that they want Kareena to change religion- Shame on Muslims
Zizo
Sep 18, 2012 02:14am
Why is this news? Dawn stop following the Indian media hype lol wrry about ur own country !
ehsan
Sep 18, 2012 03:20am
Please please pease stop suffocating us with bollywood news, is there no one in Pakistan media you can report on.
imran
Sep 17, 2012 08:50pm
And this is news. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!
hamid Shafiq
Sep 17, 2012 10:52am
long live for future couple
B R Chawla
Sep 17, 2012 04:10pm
Marriage is an out dated institution. There is no harm living together and enjoying the blissful company even before solemnizing the Ritual called marriage. It is not nessary to covert into spouse!s faith. There should be complete freedom of faith (akeeda) before and after. Marriage. this is what India is -secular in letter and spirit. Can a Hindu male marry a Muslim girl and survive the next day in Pakistan? Chawla
mOHINDER SANDHU
Sep 17, 2012 04:12pm
Is it important , if kareena changes her religion.I don't think saif is a real muslim or kareena is real hindu.They were just born in a family that were of particular religion but they do not have kind of faith in religion that normal pakistani will perceive
dr M shah
Sep 17, 2012 09:37pm
hahaha there is no religion like love !